While I Was Out

It’s been 2 weeks with my coffee vanilla coconut imperial stout in the fermenter. I decided that I need to bottle it ASAP and brew a new beer. A doppelbock up next. So I made me a recipe and ran off to the beer store. All happy, I listened to music and sang and smelled the wonderful aroma of Munich malt.

So what was Leif doing while I was away?

Mountains, Treasure Chest, Ice Cream, Fat Cat, Gecko

Gavin and Leif have only 3 days of school left. This the view they will be leaving behind for the summer.

The view from Ka’ a’ awa elementary school

On another note, we stole a treasure chest from the local pirates (evidently, pirate chests are made of solid cedar). Sadly, there was no treasure inside.



Chrissy and Andy have sadly left us and gone back to Indiana. Poor souls. As a departing gift, they took us and the family to Ferrils to eat a giant 35-scoop ice cream bowl.


With Holly back at work, there’s no one home to feed the cats during the day. As a result, Sookie has lost some weight, though she still occasionally uses the wall to hold her up.


Todays random gecko picture.



North Sound Winter Homebrew Competition

It was one of my resolutions this year to enter my beer into a competition. As I’ve missed all the local beer competitions, I’ve had to mail my beer to Mount Vernon, Washington. More specifically, to Skagit River Brewery for the North Sound Winter Homebrew Competition. The deadline was the 25th and the competition is on December 7th. We’ll see how it goes. I entered a Standard Bitter and a Dry Stout. Wish me luck.